Women, Peace and Security

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Flying high with Special Mission Wing

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Flying high with Special Mission Wing

5 Apr 2018
 As the Special Mission Wing's overall numbers increase, so does the need to recruit additional female soldiers to serve with this distinctive unit.

Captain Ferozi: “I want other women to become a pilot, become a doctor, anything that they want”

Captain Ferozi: “I want other women to become a pilot, become a doctor, anything that they want”

29 Mar 2018
Captain Safia Ferozi is one brave lady. She is currently the only woman pilot serving in the Afghan Air Force.

Resolute Support leaders recognize International Women’s Day

Resolute Support leaders recognize International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2018
Resolute Support leaders marked International Women’s Day March 8. A global movement celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

9 female police officers and army soldiers become CIED awareness instructors

9 female police officers and army soldiers become CIED awareness instructors

27 Feb 2018
Five Afghan police officers and four army soldiers, all women, graduated from a course on CIED Awareness training at the Italian base Camp Arena in Herat. The women are now qualified to become instructors.

Men and women of ANAOA: Training together to fight together

Men and women of ANAOA: Training together to fight together

26 Feb 2018
Up to now, women have been trained separately to men during the five years the Academy has been operating. But this term, for the first time, the women cadets are training and going on exercises alongside the men.

Afghanistan’s women take charge in restoring Kabul landmark

Afghanistan’s women take charge in restoring Kabul landmark

30 Jan 2018
Afghan engineers are restoring the Darul Aman Palace near Kabul, Afghanistan. Roughly one fourth of the engineers restoring the palace are women.

Meet Herat’s first female crime scene investigator

Meet Herat’s first female crime scene investigator

17 Jan 2018
Herat's first female crime scene investigator graduated from the CSI course hosted at Train, Advise, Assist Command – West in December.

Top grad from 10th ANAOA class is a woman, she'll go on to study in the UK

Top grad from 10th ANAOA class is a woman, she'll go on to study in the UK

23 Nov 2017
The Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated 344 new officers Nov. 23, including 26 female officers -  the largest number of female officers to date.

 

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